Zeca Afonso

1929 - 1987

Zeca Afonso

José Manuel Cerqueira Afonso dos Santos, known as José Afonso, Zeca Afonso (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈzɛkɐ aˈfõsu]) or just Zeca (2 August 1929 – 23 February 1987) is among the most influential folk and political musicians in Portuguese history. He became an icon in Portugal due to the role of his music in the resistance against the dictatorial regime of Oliveira Salazar. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zeca Afonso has received more than 89,894 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 401st most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 90k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 53.91

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.85

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.74

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Zeca Afonso ranks 403 out of 3,001Before him are Ghena Dimitrova, Miley Cyrus, Leyla Gencer, Arsen Dedić, Grethe Ingmann, and Jon Anderson. After him are Denny Doherty, Pinetop Perkins, Percy Sledge, Noel Gallagher, Stevie Nicks, and Umberto Tozzi.

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Among people born in 1929, Zeca Afonso ranks 138Before him are Darío Castrillón Hoyos, Thomas Remengesau Sr., Richard F. Gordon Jr., Joe Pass, Lee Hazlewood, and James Hong. After him are Katherine Helmond, Peter Yates, Alexis Weissenberg, Osamu Yamaji, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and Hélène Carrère d'Encausse. Among people deceased in 1987, Zeca Afonso ranks 66Before him are Tuvia Bielski, Maxwell D. Taylor, Carlos José Castilho, Morton Feldman, Bob Fosse, and Tawfiq al-Hakim. After him are Herbert Blumer, Andrei Mironov, Geraldine Page, Mervyn LeRoy, Masatoshi Nakayama, and Mary Astor.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Zeca Afonso ranks 151 out of 370Before him are Maria Helena Vieira da Silva (1908), Pelagio Galvani (1165), Jesualdo Ferreira (1946), Francisco Craveiro Lopes (1894), Nuno Tristão (1500), and Eduardo Souto de Moura (1952). After him are José Mendes Cabeçadas (1883), Paulo Futre (1966), António de Abreu (1480), Ricardo Quaresma (1983), José Saraiva Martins (1932), and Infanta Benedita of Portugal (1746).

Among SINGERS In Portugal

Among singers born in Portugal, Zeca Afonso ranks 3Before him are Amália Rodrigues (1920) and Carmen Miranda (1909). After him are Carlos do Carmo (1939), Mísia (1955), Dulce Pontes (1969), Simone de Oliveira (1938), Teresa Salgueiro (1969), Rita Guerra (1967), Vânia Fernandes (1985), Sara Tavares (1978), and Lúcia Moniz (1976).